Inside the IBM PC
A family tree. Fundamentals: what a computer is. Data! The PC character set. Hardware: the parts of the PCs. Brains: our microprocessors. The memory workbench. Disks: the basic story. Disks: the DOS perspective. Disks: deeper details. Video: an on-screen overview. Video: text fundamentals. Video: graphics fundamentals. Keyboard magic. Other parts: communication, printers and more. Built-in BIOS: the basic ideas. Built-in BIOS: digging in. The role of DOS. DOS serving us. DOS serving our programs. How programs are built. Exploring and tinkering. Program listings. Narrative glossary. Products and trademarks. Other sources of information. User's manual for the optional diskette.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mwirkk - LibraryThing
If every computer novice were to read just this book, the world would be a much happier place! Seriously, though, this is an excellent book for people new to computer technology, or familiar with ... Read full review